Best animated Superman adventures

Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, and for good reason, he’s been saving the world for over 80 years. With countless comic book appearances, TV shows, and movies, it’s safe to say that Superman has become a beloved cultural icon. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the top 5 animated Superman films of all time.

1. Superman: Red Son (2020):

What if Superman was raised in Soviet Russia instead of Smallville, Kansas? That’s the premise of Superman: Red Son, one of the most unique Superman stories ever told. This animated film does an excellent job of adapting the acclaimed comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson. The animation style is stunning, and the voice acting is top-notch, with Jason Isaacs delivering a fantastic performance as the Soviet Superman.

2. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009):

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a fun, action-packed animated film that sees Superman and Batman team up to take down Lex Luthor, who has become the President of the United States. The animation style is reminiscent of the comic book artwork, and the voice acting is superb, with Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy reprising their roles as Superman and Batman, respectively.

3. All-Star Superman (2011):

All-Star Superman is based on the comic book series of the same name by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, and it’s a beautiful love letter to the Man of Steel. The animation style is unique, and the voice acting is excellent, with James Denton delivering a fantastic performance as Superman. This film does an excellent job of capturing the essence of Superman, showcasing his compassion and selflessness.

4. Superman: Doomsday (2007):

Superman: Doomsday is an adaptation of the infamous “Death of Superman” storyline from the comic books. The animation style is solid, and the voice acting is excellent, with Adam Baldwin delivering a great performance as Superman. This film is a thrilling ride, as Superman faces off against his toughest opponent yet: the unstoppable Doomsday.

5. Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000):

Okay, so this isn’t technically a film, but Superman: The Animated Series deserves a spot on this list. This classic animated series features the iconic voice of Tim Daly as Superman, and it’s a must-watch for any fan of the Man of Steel. The series does an excellent job of capturing the spirit of Superman, showcasing his courage and compassion.

And there you have it, folks, the top 5 animated Superman films of all time. Whether you’re a die-hard Superman fan or just looking for some great superhero entertainment, these films are sure to impress. From the alternate reality of Superman: Red Son to the classic animated series, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the adventures of the Man of Steel.

Best Superman comics of all time!

Superman has been a cultural icon for over 80 years, with countless comic books dedicated to the Man of Steel. But which Superman comics are truly the best of all time? In this article, we’ll explore the most memorable and impactful Superman comics ever published.

Since his debut in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman has captured the imaginations of people all over the world. He represents the best in humanity: strength, courage, and a desire to help others. Over the years, Superman has starred in countless comic books, each one showcasing his incredible abilities and heroic spirit. But which Superman comics are truly the best? In this article, we’ll dive into the most impactful and memorable Superman comics ever published.

All-Star Superman

Written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman is widely considered to be one of the greatest Superman stories of all time. The story follows Superman as he discovers that he is dying and only has a short time left to live. In the face of his mortality, Superman sets out to tie up loose ends, make peace with his enemies, and leave behind a lasting legacy.

What makes All-Star Superman so special is the way it celebrates everything that makes Superman great. It’s a story that’s full of hope, optimism, and a belief in the power of the human spirit. Morrison and Quitely capture Superman’s essence perfectly, creating a story that’s both epic in scope and deeply personal.

Superman: Red Son

Superman: Red Son is an Elseworlds story that asks the question: what if Superman’s rocket had landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas? Written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Dave Johnson, this story imagines a world where Superman is a communist hero, fighting for the glory of the Soviet Union.

What makes Superman: Red Son so compelling is the way it subverts our expectations of the character. Instead of being a beacon of American values, Superman becomes a symbol of Soviet power and propaganda. But even in this alternate reality, Superman remains a hero at heart, fighting for what he believes is right. It’s a thought-provoking story that challenges our assumptions about superheroes and the world they inhabit.

Kingdom Come

Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross, Kingdom Come is a dystopian story that imagines a future where Superman has retired and a new generation of heroes has risen up to take his place. But these new heroes are more violent and reckless than their predecessors, and their actions threaten to tear the world apart.

What makes Kingdom Come so powerful is the way it explores the themes of heroism, responsibility, and the changing nature of society. Waid and Ross create a world that’s both familiar and unsettling, showing us what might happen if superheroes lose sight of their true purpose. But even in this dark future, Superman remains a beacon of hope, fighting to save a world that’s lost its way.

Superman: Birthright

Superman: Birthright is a retelling of Superman’s origin story, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu. What sets this story apart from other origin retellings is the way it emphasizes Superman’s humanity. Instead of focusing on his powers and abilities, Birthright explores Clark Kent’s journey of self-discovery as he learns to embrace his role as a hero.

What makes Birthright so compelling is the way it balances the fantastical elements of Superman’s story with the grounded, relatable struggles of its protagonist. Waid and Yu capture the essence of what makes Superman so inspiring: his belief in the inherent goodness of humanity, and his desire to make the world a better place.

Superman: American Alien

Superman: American Alien is a seven-issue miniseries written by Max Landis and illustrated by a variety of artists. Each issue tells a standalone story about a different moment in Superman’s life, from his childhood in Smallville to his early days as a hero in Metropolis.

What makes American Alien so special is the way it explores Superman’s humanity and vulnerability. Landis creates a version of Superman that feels fresh and relatable, while still staying true to the character’s core values. The series is full of heart, humour, and a deep understanding of what makes Superman such an enduring icon.

Superman has been an important part of comic book history for over 80 years, and he shows no signs of slowing down. While there are countless Superman comics out there, these five stories are the cream of the crop. From All-Star Superman’s celebration of hope and optimism to Superman: Red Son’s subversion of expectations, each of these stories captures a different facet of Superman’s character and legacy. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the world of Superman, these comics are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Zack Snyder announces a three-day convention

Last week, Zack Snyder posted a cryptic video, teasing a weekend-long DC event on April 28th to April 30th, which featured a message from Darkseid urging viewers to save the date. In a recent interview with The Nerd Queens, Snyder revealed that the event will be a screening of the three DCEU movies he directed – Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League – with panel discussions after each screening. During the Man of Steel Q&A, there may be special guests, but Snyder didn’t divulge any names.

This three-day-long convention will be a fundraising event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and will take place in California. Fans who are unable to attend will be able to participate in live-stream panels and potentially engage in live chats with Snyder.

Tickets will go on sale on March 24th, with more details to come. This is an incredible opportunity for Snyder fans to come together to celebrate his work while supporting an essential cause.

Episode 254: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Martyn and Gerrod discuss all the latest in geekdom news, then they’re joined by friend of the podcast, Antoni Pearce to discuss the recent release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

00:00: Start of show

00:08: Intro and catch up

01:35: RIP Jessica Walter

02:09: New Transformers movie on the way

02:57: Steven Moffat’s new Netflix show

05:07: Big Finish released Ninth Doctor trailer

07:45: The Suicide Squad trailer

08:40: Warner Bros cinema first deal

09:37: Zack Snyder’s plans for Justice League 2+3

10:30: Ron Livingstone cast in The Flash film

11:00: Helen Mirren cast in Shazam 2. Pierce Brosnan cast as Dr Fate for Black Adam

13:02: Black Widow and Cruella going to Disney+ premium

14:03: Scott Pilgrim getting a re-release

14:45 John Wick 4+5 will no longer shoot back-to-back

15:17: Brzkr comic being turned into film and Netflix anime

16:08: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

41:20: End of show

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Henry Cavill in talks to play Superman again

According to Deadline, Henry Cavill is in talks to reprise his role as Superman in the Warner Bros DCEU.

Cavill has always been positive towards the role and has made it clear, that he would love to come back. As and when the studio need him.

The news comes just a week after Zack Snyder announced his cut of Justice League, will stream on HBO Max.

It looks like Cavill’s return won’t be for a man of steel sequel, but as a supporting character in other films. The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 1984 are already in the can, so if I were a betting man, I’d place money on him showing up in Black Adam, and Shazam 2. With a possible cameo in The Flash.

What’s interesting, is that Cavill started hitting the gym again yesterday…

Zack Snyder steps down from Justice League

Batman V Superman Director Zack Snyder is stepping away from Justice League, which is currently in post-production.

Snyder is taking the break to be with his family after his daughter’s tragic death.

Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter

“I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me.”

Snyder’s wife, Deborah Snyder, a producer on Justice League, will also be taking a break,

Joss Whedon will be taking over the upcoming re-shoots for Justice League.

The death of Snyder’s 20-year old daughter had been kept secret and Snyder planned to throw himself into work, however he feels it’s best to step back from the project and focus on family.

He added:

“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it. The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months I’ve come to the realisation …I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”

Justice League is still set for its November 17th release.

Henry Cavill (Formerly) The unluckiest man in Hollywood

It may seem hard to believe now, but there was a time when Henry Cavill was widely regarded as the unluckiest man in Hollywood. He often made it to the final rounds of consideration, for major franchises. He was so infamous, that I knew about him before I even knew his name.

With the news that Man of Steel 2 has been put on hold until WB get their next slate of movies out. I thought I would take a look back at the five roles Henry Cavill almost had before he represented the house of El.

  1. James Bond-Casino Royale(2006)

After die another day received a critical mauling, Pierce Brosnan was forced to retire his Walther PPK. Which meant Bond had to be rebooted.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli managed to whittle down a list to two suave actors to play 007. Those actors were Daniel Craig and Henry Cavill.

Cavill has said in interviews:

“I came very close.”

Ultimately at 22, they decided Cavill was just a bit too young for the role and they instead went with Daniel Craig.

  1. Batman – Batman Begins (2005)

Whilst Cavill states that he didn’t actually test for this, he has confirmed that his name was on a shortlist of actors which included; Joshua Jackson, Eion Bailey, Hugh Dancy, Billy Crudup, Cillian Murphy, Jake Gyllenhaal and, of course, Christian Bale.

  1. Superman – Superman Returns(2006).

You may remember that before Brian Singer helmed Superman Returns, it was set to be directed by McG.

When McG left the project Brian Singer gave Henry Cavill the old tin-tac and he was replaced with Brandon Routh.

  1. Green Lantern/Hal Jordan – Green Lantern (2011)

Cavill’s third unlucky attempt at a superhero movie happened in 2011, with Green Lantern. When casting began in 2009, his name was listed alongside Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake, and of course, Ryan Reynolds.


  1. Edward Cullen – Twilight (2008)

Twilight creator, Stephanie Meyer has previously stated that she based the Vampire on Henry Cavill, she even tried to get him cast in the role. Ironically, two short years after he was told he was too young to play Bond, he was told he was too old to play a 200+-year-old vampire and the role went to Robert Pattinson.

Times have sure changed for Henry Cavill. He now has multiple franchises under his belt.

Check out our interview with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

Rumour:Affleck to star in Batman trilogy 

This is only a rumour at the moment, but I would be very surprised if it isn’t true. 

According to den of geek, WB want Ben Affleck to star in a trilogy of Batman films. 

Den of geeks sources claim that at a recent cast and crew screening of Batman V Superman:Dawn of justice, which included several of the WB’s top suits, the film received a standing ovation. 

The suits are apparently so impressed with Affleck’s portrayal, that they want to lock him into a “golden deal” that would see him playing the capes crusader for the next ten years.

Check out the Batman V Superman trailer below

Listen to our reviews of Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Trilogy

Batman V Superman plot synopsis revealed 

DC and Warner Bros have released the official synopsis for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

“Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill and opens Worldwide March 25, 2016.